Large Scale Screening of Low Cost Ferritic Steels Designs for Advanced Ultra Supercritical Boiler Using First Principles Methods Email Page
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Performer: Tennessee State University
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Website: Tennessee State University
Award Number: FE0011549
Project Duration: 09/01/2013 – 08/31/2016
Total Award Value: $200,000
DOE Share: $200,000
Performer Share: $0
Technology Area: University Training and Research
Key Technology: High Performance Materials
Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Project Description

The goal of this project is to develop an approach to screen ferritic steels, particularly 9-12Cr ferritic steel, for application in advanced ultrasupercritical power plants, based on physical properties of matrix BCC solid solution phase. The result will be used to construct a properties database which can be used to identify composition of new ferritic steel that are likely to succeed in high temperature AUSC applications.

Project Benefits

This project will develop low-cost ferritic steels designed for high temperature service. The methods developed are expected to have wide application in thermodynamic modeling of multi-component materials. It is expected that the results generated will provide valuable information that could speed up the development of new ferritic steel with reduced creep rupture and corrosion properties for use in advanced power generation systems. Overall, improvements to high-temperature advanced-materials will promote the development of advanced power plant designs that can operate at higher temperatures and pressures, leading to improvements in efficiency and operational flexibility, resulting in lower operating costs.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Sydni Credle:
Technology Manager Robert Romanosky:
Principal Investigator Lizhi Ouyang:


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